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JENSEN, Sarah J. 1852-1929


Posted By: Tammy (email)
Date: 5/1/2015 at 21:51:42

Mrs. N. P. Jensen Grundy Pioneer Dies At Morrison

Came To Grundy County In 1860 And Has Lived In Morrison For 52 Years

This A Vast Prairie At Time She Came

Was the Daughter of the Late Mr. and Mrs. D. E. Munn, early Residents of County

Grundy county lost one of its real pioneer women in the death of Mrs. Sarah J. Jensen, who passed away Sunday at her home in Morrison. We believe that Mrs. Jensen was one of the earliest pioneers of the county, and from point of continuous residence in one locality she held the longest record.

Coming to Grundy county when a small child in 1860 she could remember most vividly when this was a vast prairie and Indians roamed the plains in this section of the state.

Sarah J. Munn was born in Troy, N.Y., June 30, 1852, and died at her home in Morrison, Iowa, Feb. 17, 1929, at the age of 76 years, 7 months and 17 days.

In 1860 she came with her parents to Grundy county, having lived since within its bounds, the last fifty years of her life being spent at Morrison. On Dec. 25, 1877, she was married to Niels Peter Jensen, who died Aug. 23, 1924.

On Dec. 11, 1871, she joined the Washington Presbyterian church which met on a corner of what is now the Richmond farm. This church was in existence only a few years and upon the organization of the Morrison Presbyterian church in 1878 she joined it as a charter member and was for some years a teacher in the Sunday School. Mr. Jensen being a Methodist, she later joined that church and continued a member till last year when she again transferred her membership to the Morrison Presbyterian church. She also joined the Kings Daughters of Grundy Center many years ago and was a life-long member.

She is survived by one sister, Mrs. Hattie Richmond of Grundy Center; five nieces, Mrs. Susie Shimer of Morrison; Miss Fanny Richmond of Grundy Center, Mrs. Pearl Hamilton of Madison, Wis., Myra and Mary Jensen of Morrison, and one nephew, Daniel Richmond of Morrison.

Mrs. Jensen came to Grundy county when it was a wild prairie and had both Indian and white children as playmates. She was one of six children to attend the first school in Grundy Center. With her passing the last of the old pioneers of Morrison is gone.

The funeral was held Tuesday afternoon from the Morrison church, conducted by the Rev. Geo. A. Wickwire. Interment was in the Grundy Center cemetery.

--The Grundy Register (Grundy Center, Iowa), 21 February 1929, pg 1


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